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Old 06-01-2020, 01:35 PM   #1
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Ladder attachment

The bottom of my ladder is attached to the trailer with a bracket and removable pin so latter can be folded up out of the way of the rack. This bracket is just screwed to the back of the trailer and the screws are stripped. I can't tell if there's backing in the wall or not, since this is a vacuum formed wall are there studs to find/attach to? I could possibly through bolt it since there's a cabinet on the inside. Was thinking on adding a firring strip inside the cabinet and screwing into that. I don't think a molly or similar will work on these walls.


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Old 06-02-2020, 05:59 PM   #2
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33 views and no thoughts?


Let's try another angle. Anyone attached something significant to the OUTSIDE of vacuum formed RV walls?
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Old 06-13-2020, 04:00 PM   #3
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It the screws are stripped and you have a cabinet behind iT I would likely add the extra wood support but I would probably drill out the hole and use stainless steel bolts, washers and lock nuts. Actually on the inside it would not matter if it was stainless. I would much prefer to climb up on something bolted in, rather than screwed in where the screws already stripped out once.

I would also be taking a real hard look at all the other screwed in ladder supports.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:00 PM   #4
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It the screws are stripped and you have a cabinet behind iT I would likely add the extra wood support but I would probably drill out the hole and use stainless steel bolts, washers and lock nuts. Actually on the inside it would not matter if it was stainless. I would much prefer to climb up on something bolted in, rather than screwed in where the screws already stripped out once.

I would also be taking a real hard look at all the other screwed in ladder supports.

I am going to look at that this weekend while we're at an RV park but I'm leaning toward the strongback/through bolt fix, the pantry is in that corner so should not be a problem. But does anyone know what is actually in these walls? Is it rigid board insulation between studs?
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